The Robots are Coming! Will the American Economy Produce Enough Jobs?

by Philip KotlerLook at the picture below. What do you see? A manufacturing process, with no workers in sight. We humans have been replaced by robotic arms and artificial intelligence.Think of an Amazon distribution center. Most of the ordered books and goods are picked up by robotic arms and assembled near a packaging station. A particular order may include two different books, a dress shirt, and a Bosch radio. All of these will be found and assembled and brought to one point without involving a human being. The human being is needed now to efficiently pack the items in a box. Soon some robotic company will build a robot that can figure out how to do this task, too.Many blue collar jobs in factories and distribution centers already have been…


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